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The Fax of Life - 1997 Index
 

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley

 

Since 1995 the Scotts Valley Kiwanis Club has distributed weekly inspirational monographs, initially by FAX and then, beginning in 1996, by e-mail. Despite the change in transmission mode the original name has been retained for consistency - Fax of Life. 

 

In addition to individual recipients these messages are posted to the website of several clubs. Rosemead Kiwanis is happy to be included in this latter group; we are also pleased to carry the project one step further -- archiving both the new weekly emails for future reference plus older issues that predate our website.

(Currently years 2005-2010 plus 1996-1997 are available - other years are being added as time allows).

 

Links to indexes for other years:    1996    1998*    1999*    2000*   2001*    2002*   20032004*

 

                                                             2005    2006      2007     2008     2009     2010    2011      *Under construction

1997

 

December, 1997

 

12/28/1997 - If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again

 

                       A thoughtful poem about ordering priorities

 

12/21/1997 - A Brother Like That

 

                       Not all children are get-focused; some understand giving

 

12/14/1997 - Discouraged?

 

                       How one reacts to adverse facts can depend on your perspective

                      

12/07/1997 - Song of the Bird

 

                       The tragic tale of an eagle who thought himself just a chicken

 

November, 1997

 

11/30/1997 - Yule Rush

 

                       A parody inspired by the TV situation comedy "Mork and Mindy"

 

11/23/1997 - First National Thanksgiving

 

                       George Washington on why we need to be thankful to our creator

 

11/16/1997 - Good News

 

                        A famous golfer takes getting conned in stride

 

11/09/1997 - When We’re Alone, We Can Dance

 

                       An accomplished reporter looks at the realities of age

 

11/02/1997 - The Most Caring Child

 

                        Sometimes the greatest kindnesses are the simplest of actions

 

October, 1997

 

10/26/1997 - Paco, Come Home

 

                       A simple newspaper ad brings an unexpected response

 

10/19/1997 - The Little Boy and the Old Man

 

                       The "generation gap" is sometimes less than it seems

 

10/12/1997 - Class Reunion

 

                       Age brings us to facing reality, but its not that bad

 

10/05/1997 - The Station

 

                       Life doesn't always unfold according to plan, but should be enjoyed anyway                             

 

September, 1997

 

09/28/1997 - Great Value in Disaster

 

                       Thomas Edison loses a vast lab to a fire, but retains vision

 

09/21/1997 - The Miracle Bridge

 

                       They said the Brooklyn Bridge was "impossible" - and its completion was a miricale

 

09/14/1997 - Angel in a Scarlet Hat

 

                       A woman facing a trial blesses another, and is blessed in return

 

09/07/1997 - To Remember Me

 

                       Organ donation is good, but there is something even more important

 

August, 1997

 

08/31/1997 - In Praise of Teachers

 

                       A teacher remembered is rewarded indeed

                      

08/24/1997 - Golden Rules for Living

 

                       Fifteen specific applications of the greatest commandment

 

08/17/1997 - Our Deepest Fear

 

                       Realizing who we truly are banishes our innate fear of sufficient adequacy

 

08/10/1997 - This and That

 

                       Five definitions worth remembering

                      

08/03/1997 - The Right Thought Riding in My Mind

 

                       Encountering a one-legged biker gives a different perspective

 

July, 1997

 

07/27/1997 - Passing on Small Change

 

                       A compassionate shopper seizes the opportunity for a random act of kindness

 

07/20/1997 - Susie's Run

 

                      A young girl proves that loving desire can overcome seemingly impossible odds.

 

07/13/1997 - Changed Lives

 

                      The wife of a Sing Sing warden sets out to help the unhelpable - and succeeds

 

07/06/1997 - To All Parents

 

                       A poem in commemoration of a murdered college student and Key Clubber

 

June, 1997

 

06/29/1997 - The Only Memory That Lingers

 

                       A war-orphaned senior recalls his Father's last words fifty years before

 

06/22/1997 - Winners and Winners

 

                       A dramatic tale of honesty. integrity and mutual respect

 

06/15/1997 - What is So Good About Hugs?

 

                       A poem about one of the nicest forms of human interaction

 

06/08/1997 - The Story of Margaret and Ruth

 

                       Two senior ladies form a piano duo that transcends their physical challenges

 

06/01/1997 - Nouns and Adverbs

 

                       A burned boy revives when he realizes others don't expect him to die.


May. 1997

 

05/25/1997 - I Was Dying

 

                      A unique perspective on the unfolding and concluding of life itself

 

05/18/1997 - Bidding From the Heart

 

                       A lamb is sold and resold at auction thirty-six times to help a young girl

 

05/11/1997 - When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

 

                       A remarkable poem about things children observe in their parents

 

05/04/1997 - No Fax of Life distributed this week

 

April, 1997

 

04/27/1997 - The Woodwork Angel

 

                       A dentist helps a college student with more than a sore jaw

 

04/20/1997 - Its Up to You

 

                      Nineteen instances where he choices made by just one person do matter.

 

04/13/1997 - An Afternoon in the Park

 

                       A boy and an old woman each visit God for lunch

 

04/06/1997 - The Secret of Life

 

                       God, against advice, hides a secret in plain sight

 

March, 1997

 

03/30/1997 - A Life Worth Saving

 

                       Rescue is good - what comes next is also important

 

03/23/1997 - What's Really Important

 

                      Sportsmanship trumps competition in a Special Olympics event

 

03/16/1997 - Not a One

 

                       Parents need to know a child's perspective before assuming the worst.

 

03/09/1997 - A Lesson in Heart

 

                       How one young physically challenged girl succeeded anyway

 

03/02/1997 - Lady, Are You Rich?

 

                      If your life matches up you may be wealthier than you realize

 

February, 1997

 

02/23/1997 - A Sense of Goose

 

                      God has given one of his creatures a remarkable set of attributes

 

02/16/1997 - Adam

 

                       Every day can be beautiful inits own way if we want it to be.

 

02/09/1997 - True Love - A Story For Valentine's Day

 

                       How a kind and loving philosopher persuaded a fair maiden to love a hunchback.

 

02/02/1997 - No Fax of Life distributed this week

 

 

January, 1997

 

01/26/1997 - Heaven and Hell - the Real Difference

 

                       A classic tale of how teamwork can trump adversity

 

01/20/1997 - Sachi

 

                       A sweet epiphany of how a child might view God

 

01/12/1997 - A Simple Gesture

 

                       How a small act of kindness prevented a teen suicide

 

01/05/1997 - Rescue at Sea

 

                             A pointed example of why following one's heart can sometimes be critical